Belmont Student Nurses Association (SNA) officers Hannah Burgtorf, Ally Hoffbaur, Annie Hiler, Miranda Nicholson and Nathalia Daniels worked with representatives from the American Red Cross to plan and host a blood drive on campus.
Held on September 10, the drive resulted in the collection of 75 pints of blood. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.
Dr. Sandy Murabito, associate professor of nursing and undergraduate program director noted, “Health care professionals rely on available blood and blood products which lead to positive health outcomes. However only 3 percent of available donors give blood. Promoting blood drives with easy access is one good way to increase the Red Cross Blood supply. The Student Nurses Association is working to spread the word about this need. The Red Cross and the Student Nurses Association sincerely appreciate the donations from Belmont students, faculty and staff to give back to our community.”